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    Sifting the Signal from the Noise
    British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. forthcoming.
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    Language games and the emergence of discourse
    with Jeffrey A. Barrett
    Synthese 200 (2): 1-15. 2022.
    Wittgenstein used the notion of a language game to illustrate how language is interwoven with action. Here we consider how successful linguistic discourse of the sort he described might emerge in the context of a self-assembling evolutionary game. More specifically, we consider how discourse and coordinated action might self-assemble in the context of two generalized signaling games. The first game shows how prospective language users might learn to initiate meaningful discourse. The second show…Read more